|19th Jain Tirthankara|
Footprints at Mallinatha Tonk, Shikharji
|Symbol||Urn or Kalasa|
|Height||25 dhanusha (75 meters)|
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Māllīnātha (Prakrit Mālliṇātha, "Lord of jasmine or seat") was the 19th tīrthaṅkara "ford-maker" of the present avasarpiṇī age in Jainism. Jain texts indicate Mālliṇāha was born at Mithila into the Ikshvaku dynasty to King Kumbha and Queen Prajâvatî. Tīrthaṅkara Māllīnātha lived for over 56,000 years, out of which 54,800 years less six days, was with omniscience (Kevala Jnana).
According to the Digambara tradition, Mallinatha was a son born in a royal family, and worships Mallinatha as a male. However, the Svetambara tradition of Jainism rejects this, and states that Māllīnātha was female.
Māllīnātha (Prakrit Mālliṇāha, "Lord Jasmine") was the 19th tīrthaṅkara "ford-maker" of the present avasarpiṇī age in Jainism. Jain scriptures indicate Mālliṇāha was born at Mithila into the Ikshvaku dynasty to King Kumbha and Queen Prajâvatî. Tīrthaṅkara Māllīnātha lived for over 56,000 years, out of which 54,800 years less six days, was with omniscience (Kevala Jnana).
- Jnatrdharmakathah gives the story of Lord Mallinath is said to be composed by Ganadhara Sudharmaswami.
- Mallinathapurana was written by Nagachandra in 1105 CE.
- Mannargudi Mallinatha Swamy Jain Temple is a Jain temple in Mannargudi, an ancient town in the erstwhile Chola Empire of Tamil Nadu. There are plenty of archaeological evidences dating back to 250 BC.
- Chaturmukha Basadi is a famous Jain temple located at Karkala in the Indian state of Karnataka. The temple is dedicated to Tirthankar Aranatha, Mallinath and Munisuvratnath.
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